EMT Intravenous (IV) Therapy

Course Description

This class is designed to assist EMT's in building the hands-on skills needed to successfully start an IV, and develop decision-making skills critical in IV therapy. Click here to register.


Course Overview

This course consists of 44 hours of classroom and hands-on skills sessions. The student must also schedule one (1) field internship rotation where they will assist with assessments, management of patients and successfully complete a minimum of ten (10) IV insertions. Students who successfully complete this course will be eligible to take the final practical examination and the final written course completion examination.


Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Use the principles of anatomy and physiology as a foundation for clinical practice for out of hospital emergency medicine.
  • Explain and demonstrate critical thinking skills, decision making skills, and assessment based patient care.
  • Utilize the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the bleeding patient or the patient in shock.
  • Successfully perform an intravenous and intraosseous needle insertion.


Required Hours

Classroom: 42 (includes – didactic and hands-on skills lab)

Field Internship Rotation: 12

Total Required Hours: 54


Eligibility Requirements

Participants MUST:

  • Be a certified EMT for a minimum of one (1) year.
  • Hold a current CPR course completion card at the American Heart Association "Healthcare Provider” level or the American Red Cross "CPR for the Professional Rescuer” level (we will give you this certificate during our program and it is included in the price of the course).

Required Textbook

Brady IV Therapy for EMS 1st edition.
 

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